The real meaning behind DEVO's Energy Dome helmets

The actual which means behind DEVO's Energy Dome helmets

They’re not canine bowls or flower pots, although DEVO’s iconic crimson plastic vacuum-formed helmets, their “Energy Domes,” have been mistaken for such issues. On the fan-site DEVO-OBSESSO, DEVO’s co-founder and bass participant Gerald (“Jerry”) Casale explains their unique intent (exterior hyperlinks mine): It was designed in line with historical ziggurat mound proportions utilized in votive […]

Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

Surveillance capitalism sucks: it improves the scattershot, low-performance success-rate of untargeted promoting (properly under 1 %) and doubles or triples it (to properly under 1 %!). But surveillance captialism remains to be harmful: all these dossiers on the non-public lives of entire populations can be utilized for blackmail, identification theft and political manipulation. […]

McMansion Hell's tour through Texas's Most Terrible fake castles

McMansion Hell's tour by Texas's Most Terrible faux castles

On the primary anniversary of its triumph over Zillow’s censorious attempt at copyfraud, McMansion Hell is again and higher than ever. McMansion Hell is the place Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate pupil Kate Wagner makes use of realtors’ photographs of ghastly faux castles focused on the silly and rich as fodder for hilarious […]

Essay competition: "Science Fiction & Information Law"

Essay competitors: "Science Fiction & Information Law"

The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is soliciting English-language essays from eight,000-15,000 phrases dealing about “”our attainable data-driven future, the place information has been firmly established as an financial asset and new, data-driven good applied sciences can change the way in which we reside, work, love, assume and vote.” Deadline is […]

Code For Canada fellowships: get paid to hack better public services

Code For Canada fellowships: receives a commission to hack higher public companies

Ren from Code for Canada writes, “We launched last year and, among other things, fund “fellows’–i.e. tech-savvy, civic-minded professionals who get embedded in authorities businesses for 10 months (ed: at a pro-rated wage equal to CAD75,000/yr) and assist make companies extra environment friendly, intuitive, and accessible. We are actually accepting purposes for our second […]

Kickstarting a gorgeous, thoughtfully designed hardcover notebooks for RPG campaigns

Kickstarting a stunning, thoughtfully designed hardcover notebooks for RPG campaigns

The Game Master’s Tome & Player’s Compendium are a pair of A5-sized, Moleskine-like pocket book with customized interiors designed for RPG gamemasters and gamers, with 480 pages’ price of hex maps, worldbuilding notice sections, character sheets, quest-notes, and many others; the stretch-goals embody extra pages, paper edging, endpaper artwork, and bigger sizes. The […]